The Loss of Summer in Australia

What does the future hold for my children?

The red sun and smoke-polluted sky in my front yard on December 3, 2019. Image by Melissa-Jane Nguyen.

In early November, we’d started to experience heavy smoke polluting the air, followed by burnt leaves, ash and debris falling like blackened snow in our yard.

Concerned, I downloaded the Fires Near Me NSW app to see just how close this fire was.